Essays in Persuasion

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$14.40
Buy Used
Buy Used from BN.com
$11.15
(Save 41%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $2.21
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 88%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (22) from $2.21   
  • New (8) from $11.23   
  • Used (14) from $2.21   

Overview

In the light of subsequent history, "Essays of Persuasion" is a remarkably prophetic volume covering a wide range of issues in political economy. In articles on the Versailles Treaty, John Maynard Keynes foresaw all too clearly that excessive Allied demands for reparations and indemnities would lead to the economic collapse of Germany. In Keynes' essays on inflation and deflation, the reader can find ideas that were to become the foundations of his most renowned treatise, "The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money" (1936). With startling accuracy Keynes forecast the economic fluctuations that were to beset the economies of Europe and the United States and even proposed measures which, if heeded at the time, might have warded off an era of world-wide depression. His views on Soviet Russia, on the decline of laissez-faire, and the possibilities of economic growth are as relevant today as when Keynes originally set them forth.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393001907
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/1963
  • Pages: 373
  • Sales rank: 796,620
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

JOHN MAYNARD KEYNES was born in Cambridge in 1883, son of John Neville Keynes, later registrary of the university; his mother was one of the earliest women students. Educated at Eton and King's, he passed into the Civil Service in 1906, working for three years in the India office. He returbaned to Cambridge as a Fellow of King's in 1909 and remained a Fellow until his death.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Introduction—D.Moggridge
PART I: THE TREATY OF PEACE
Paris
The Capacity of German to Pay Reparations
Proposals for the Reconstruction of Europe
The Changing of Opinion
War Debts and the United States
PART II: INFLATION AND DEFLATION
Inflation
Social Consequences of Changes in the Value of Money
The French Franc
Can Lloyd George do it?
The Great Slump of 1930
Economy
The Consequences to the Banks of the Collapse of Money Values
PART III: The Returban to the Gold Standard
Auri Sacra Fames
Alternative Aims in Monetary Policy
Positive Suggestions for the Future Regulation of Money
The Speeches of the Bank Chairman
The Economic Consequences of Mr Churchill
Mitigation by Tariff
The End of the Gold Standard
PART IV: POLITICS
A Short View of Russia
The End of Laissez-Faire
Am I a Liberal?
Liberalism and Labour
PART V: THE FUTURE
Clissold
Economic Possiblities for our Grandchildren
PART VI: LATER ESSAYS
The Means to Prosperity
How to Pay for the War

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)